EMBL Courses and Conferences during the Coronavirus pandemic
With the onsite programme paused, many of our events are now being offered in virtual formats.
Registration is open as usual for many events, with back-up plans in place to move further courses and conferences online as necessary. Registration fees for any events affected by the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.
More information for participants of events at EMBL Heidelberg can be found here.
The missing step between data collection and research progress is a lack of training for researchers in crucial skills for effectively managing and analysing large amounts of data. This hands-on workshop teaches researchers the fundamental data skills they need to conduct their work, and provides high-quality, domain-specific training covering the full lifecycle of data-driven research. The domain-specific approach allows participants to tailor the data, content, and tools to reflect the specific data and analysis needs of different areas.
The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers in the life sciences who would like to learn good practices in data management and analysis. The course is ideally suited to students without prior experience in computational research, but some familiarity with working with tabular data on a computer is welcome.
- Data organisation and cleaning
- Introduction to R
- Data analysis and visualisation in R
- Interacting with databases from R
- Data analysis with applications to genomics
- How to organise data and some practices for more effective data handling
- To effectively clean and format data and automatically track any changes
- To use R to handle, filter and summarise tabular data
- To use the split-apply-combine concept for data analysis
- To visualise the results of these analyses in R using the ggplot2 library
- To apply all of the concepts in an exploratory analysis of a typical biological dataset